As Solzhenitsyn saw it, simple truths are always a threat to totalitarianism.
True democracy is actually a radical idea.
From losing inhibitions and anger to schizophrenia and dementia – science is uncovering the role small critters play in a range of illnesses and behaviours.
You may not be free but buying lots of stuff can create the illusion that you are.
Self-determination, freedom of thought, choice of risk arguably have freed society, but then there's inequality, ill-health and narcissism.